• Visitors from all over the world come to explore the tranquility, beauty, and nature sounds of Muir Woods National Monument.

    Muir Woods

    National Monument California

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  • All Trails at Muir Woods are Open. Green Gulch Trail at Muir Beach to Close

    The Green Gulch Trail from Kaasi Road will be closed for restoration construction on the weekdays from 7 AM - 4:30 PM beginning early August through October 2014. Full trail access will be available during evening hours and weekends. Signs will be posted. More »

  • 7 Ranger's Tips on How to Experience Muir Woods Safely This Summer or How to Find Parking

    Summer is the busiest for Muir Woods. Parking is limited. Often visitors find shoulder parking and walk on the narrow road to the Visitor Center. Read the ranger's tips on the Best Times to Visit Muir Woods. On weekends & holidays, take Muir Woods Shuttle More »

  • Ride the Muir Woods Shuttle. Summer is the busiest time for Muir Woods. Parking limited.

    Muir Woods is experiencing high numbers of visitors. Summer traffic and unsafe parking behaviors are adding stress to visitors and residents. Expect delays on Hwy 1 as people drive to and from Muir Woods and local beaches. Read 7 Ranger's Tips on Parking. More »

  • Muir Beach is OPEN but Muir Beach Overlook closed until August 1, 2014.

    Muir Beach is open but the Muir Beach Overlook is closed for construction until August 1, 2014. Muir Beach is open to the public every day, including holidays at 9 AM and closes one hour after sunset.

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Aerial photograph of Muir Beach showing the Muir Beach parking lot, the beach, and the Redwood Creek channel. Photo by John N. Roberts, 1/31/12
Aerial photograph of Muir Beach showing the parking lot, restored Redwood Creek channel and the beach.
Photo taken by John Northmore Roberts, 1/31/12
 

Redwood Creek Restoration at Muir Beach

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Did You Know?

Burned out cavities at the base of Coast Redwood trees

Fires over the centuries can hollow out a redwood, burning out a cave in the trunk of the living tree. Though the fire caves on some of the redwoods look fresh, the last forest fire that occurred in Muir Woods was about 160 years ago.